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Vegan Mofongo (Fried Mashed Plantains)

Rated as 4.5 out of 5 Stars

"Mofongo is a fried plantain-based dish from Puerto Rico. It is typically made with fried green plantains mashed together in a pilon (which consists of a wooden mortar and pestle), with broth, garlic, olive oil, and pork cracklings or bits of bacon. This version is completely vegan. It was delicious and everyone enjoyed it!"
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45 m servings 517
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Fill a 1-quart pot with water; boil plantains with a pinch of salt until easily pierced with a fork, about 25 minutes.
  2. Mash plantains with tomato sauce, cilantro, sofrito, 1 tablespoon olive oil, garlic, and sazon in a mortar or glass bowl. Incorporate the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil and enough vegetable broth to ensure that mofongo sticks together but is dry enough to easily slip out of a container. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Serve mofongo on top of the remaining 5 tablespoons vegetable broth in a bowl.


  • Cook's Note:
  • You can also mash the mofongo in in individual small mortars.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 517 calories; 9.6 114.2 6.5 0 680 Full nutrition

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I liked the incorporation of tomato sauce and sofrito in this recipe so I made it this way but also added 1/8 cup crisp bacon and used chicken broth. No salt necessary; I added only cayenne.